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Richard Simard is the new reeve in Big Lakes County

Richard Froese For Smoky River Express A former McLennan business owner and resident has become the new reeve for Big Lakes County in the High Prairie area. Joussard Councillor Richard Simard was elected reeve by council during its organizational meeting…
Village of Girouxville Council Notebook – October 10, 2018

Tom Henihan Express Staff Be a Part of History Moved by Councillor Ewing that the Musée Girouxville Museum and the Village of Girouxville advertise in the “2018 Commemorative Pictorial Directory” and send a letter on behalf of council congratulating the…
Falher council notebook

Mac Olsen Express Staff During their meeting on October 15, the council for the Town of Falher approved Bylaw 18-09, the land-use bylaw amendment to legalize marijuana. A public hearing was held at the start of the meeting, with no…
Town of McLennan Council Notebook – October 9, 2018

Tom Henihan Express Staff Physician Recruitment Coordinator Council approved the 2019 proposed ‘Physician Recruitment Coordinator’ as presented and to provide its requisite share of $3,171.59. CARES Grant Council motioned to provide a letter of support for the Community and Regional…
Summary of regular Donnelly council meeting September 17th, 2018

CAO Rita Maure Village of Donnelly Delegation from Peace Library Systems, Linda Duplessis, presented a review of their services. Peace Library Services benefits to Libraries & Communities: – Peace Library System helps libraries offer more than they could on their…
Off-road vehicles prohibited on McLennan lakeshore trails

Tom Henihan Express Staff Work got underway recently paving the McLennan lakeshore trails and the Town of McLennan is asking people to respect the trails and be mindful of the many volunteer hours that went into building the walking trails…
Town of McLennan Council Notebook – September 10, 2018

Tom Henihan Express Staff Physician House Council approved to proceed with the purchase of a physician house in partnership with the MD of Smoky River, Village of Girouxville and the Village of Donnelly. ATCO Gas – 2019 Franchise Fee Council…
M.D. council approves fire truck purchase

Mac Olsen Express Staff During their meeting on Sept. 12, the council for the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 approved the purchase of a new fire truck in the amount of $667,082.50. E-One Emergency Vehicles and Rescue Trucks in…